VPD Crack down on distracted drivers
As the Vancouver Police department wraps up its one-month crackdown on distracted driving with a massive haul, the Traffic Enforcement Unit says harsher penalties are warranted.FULL STORY: http://cknw.cms.socastsrm.com/2016/03/30/vpd-wraps-distracted-driving-crackdown-with-call-for-tougher-penaltiesPosted by News Talk 980 CKNW on Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Distracted driving is an enormous problem in Vancouver.
The Vancouver Police Department handed out a whopping 1600 distracted driving tickets in the month of March.
VPD are pleading with drivers to put down their cell phones while behind the wheel.
Officers will be at Nanaimo and Broadway today to conduct enforcement and remind drivers to leave their phone alone.
Crackdown coming for BC’s distracted drivers
New, harsher penalties are coming soon for drivers who refuse to put the phone down, including one woman who has been nabbed fourteen times, so far.
That from BC’s Superintendent of Motor Vehicles Sam McLeod, weighing in on the chronic offender.
“Fourteen traffic tickets for distracted driving in five years is really egregious driving behaviour. I think it signals a total disregard for the rules of the road and a total disregard for public safety.”
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